A Week of Celebration & Remembrance

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CCDP Celebrates Juneteenth All Week Long

CCDP is pleased to present a week of activities to celebrate Juneteenth. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels (FacebookInstagram and Twitter) to learn more about the history of Juneteenth in our five part series of posts. You can also join us on Facebook Live for a discussion with the Transformative Teaching Collective entitled “Black Lives More Than Matter” on Wednesday and our Juneteenth Virtual Forum on Friday. The forum will feature Dr. Kameelah Martin from the College of Charleston, Tamika Gadsden from the Charleston Activist Network, and Rep. Krystle Matthews from SC State House District 117. It will be moderated by Donna Brown Newton. You can learn more about these forums below in Upcoming Events.

Today we mourn the loss of nine beautiful souls that were taken from us five years ago today and remember the contributions they made to our lives and our community: 

Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd
Susie Jackson
Ethel Lee Lance
Depayne Middleton-Doctor
Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney
Tywanza Sanders
Daniel L. Simmons
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton
Myra Thompson

On our social media channels, we are sharing a powerful speech delivered by Sen. Pinckney on the floor of the South Carolina Senate in response to the murder of Walter Scott. It is sadly as relevant today as it was the day he delivered it. We hope you will take a moment to reflect on his words.

All meetings until further notice will be conducted “virtually” using Zoom. You can connect by computer or telephone. We will have regular training sessions where you can try Zoom out and get comfortable participating this way. We will continue to use MobilizeAmerica to RSVP.

WED JUN 17 6:00 PM
Black Lives More Than Matter
A Conversation between Transformative Teaching Collective members Drisana McDaniel and Nijeeah Richardson on decentering whiteness and practicing humility in the movement for social change.Shared live on CCDP Facebook page Visit our Facebook page >
WED JUN 17 7:30 PM
North Area Democrats’ Run Off Forum
Join us for a Virtual Run Off forum with 4 candidates who’s districts range from areas of North Charleston, the Peninsula & Mount Pleasant. Candidates: House District 109 -James Johnson -Deon Tedder County Council 3 -Rob Wehrman -Jesse Williams This event will be hosted by the North Area Chair, Smarel Nicole & co-hosted by Kristin Graziano (candidate for county Sheriff).Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
THU JUN 18 8:30 AM
Virtual Coffee with Colleen
Brew your own cup of joe and join the conversation by phone or video chat. Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
THU JUN 18 6:30 PM
Charleston County Democrats Virtual Meeting
Join us for our virtual monthly meeting. Candidates involved in runoff elections are invited to speak. We will also discuss our efforts to prepare for the general election in November.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
FRI JUN 19 10 A-3P
Charleston Black Pride Blood Drive
In coordination with The Blood Connection, Charleston Black Pride is hosting a blood drive at 47 Cooper Street.47 Cooper Street >Click here to sign up >
Juneteenth Virtual Forum
The Charleston County Democratic Party is honored to host Dr. Kameelah Martin from the College of Charleston, Tamika Gadsden from the Charleston Activist Network, and Rep. Krystle Matthews from SC State House District 117. Learn more about the history of Juneteenth, action steps to honor the legacy of emancipation, and legislation to address systemic racism. RSVP here to join our call or watch Live on Facebook.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
TUE JUN 23 6:30 PM
Sea Island Democrats June Meeting (Virtual)
Join Sea Island Democrats for their June virtual meeting.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >
TUE JUN 23 7:00 PM
East Cooper Democrats June Meeting (Virtual)
Join the East Cooper Democrats online via Zoom for our June meeting for a discussion on racial inequality and actions we can take to advocate for justice. Shaundra Scott, SCDP Director of Voter Protection, will join us to discuss fighting voter suppression in SC and ways that we can help ensure all voices are heard in the November election. We will also discuss different policies and groups we can support locally. And we will recap the June primaries.Virtual Meeting (by computer or phone)Click here to RSVP >


Are you ready to tell Lindsey Graham to pack his bags and send Jaime Harrison to the U.S. Senate? How about helping Joe Cunningham and all the amazing candidates running for county offices and the state legislature? We will be having phone banks every day from now until November 3. We are going to identify every Democrat we possibly can so that we can turn them out to vote in November. With your help, we can do this!


Several people answered our call in last week’s newsletter to become a monthly donor and we are so thankful to them for bringing us closer to our goal! A commitment of $5 per month or more can make a big difference. If you are already a monthly donor, please consider increasing your giving level by an extra $5 or $10. We need to find $1,900 more per month in recurring donations to build a winning campaign.

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The mission of the Charleston County Democratic Party is to educate and encourage participation in the political process by people of all backgrounds who support Democratic principles. Funds garnered from this participation will be used to help elect Democratic candidates and to support Democratic programs.

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